American Masters

Bing Crosby's Innovations in Technology

Clip: Season 28 Episode 10 | 4m 44s

Not only was Crosby a multimedia star, he advanced the technology to record music and make television --- such as the laugh track. Filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg describes how his crew was able to include in "American Masters - Bing Crosby Rediscovered" the private letters Crosby recorded on dictabelts. American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor adds perspective on Crosby's significance.

Aired: 12/02/14

Rating: NR

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